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File #: 20-1655    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/4/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/5/2021 Final action: 1/5/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Community Development Finance and Administration Division and the Planning and Building Department recommending the Board approve the attached budget transfer to increase revenue and appropriations in the CASp Certification and Training Fund in FY 2020-21 (4/5 vote required). FUNDING: Business License Fees.
Attachments: 1. A - Budget Transfer CASp, 2. Executed Budget Transfer
Related files: 20-1022, 19-1210, 17-1329
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Chief Administrative Office, Community Development Finance and Administration Division and the Planning and Building Department recommending the Board approve the attached budget transfer to increase revenue and appropriations in the CASp Certification and Training Fund in FY 2020-21 (4/5 vote required).

FUNDING: Business License Fees.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
State Assembly Bill 1379, "Certified Access Specialist program: funding" established a four-dollar ($4) fee to be paid any with any local business license application in order fund the facilitation of compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements, especially through the training, certification, and retention of certified access specialists (CASp).

On December 19, 2017 the Board adopted Resolution 199-2017 authorizing the Treasurer-Tax Collector to collect the fee and directed the Auditor-Controller to establish an interest bearing special revenue fund to be known as the CASp Certification and Training Fund, and assign responsibility for the fund to the Chief Administrative Office for budgetary purposes.

The fund was established in FY 2018-19 in the CAO's office. On August 13, 2019, the Chief Administrative Office returned to the Board to request that two new special revenue funds be established, one in the Treasurer-Tax Collectors office and one in Planning and Building to allow for proper accounting of the funds. The establishment of the two new funds was overlooked in the budget process and the Business License Fee continued to be collected and deposited into the special revenue account set up in the Chief Administrative Office.

After additional consultation with the Treasurer-Tax Collector and Planning and Building, the Chief Administrative Office recommended that beginning in FY 2020-21 one new special revenue fund be established in Planning and Building for these fees to be directly deposited into. The Planning and Building Department will be able to utilize the...

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